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Definition of Adjuvant chemotherapy

Adjuvant chemotherapy: Chemotherapy given after removal of a cancerous tumor to further help in treatment. Many chemotherapy drugs are most effective after the majority of the tumor has been removed.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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